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Matt Reeves (b. April 27, 1966) is an American filmmaker known for writing and directing several dark and intense blockbusters such as Cloverfield, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and The Batman.

Professional History

Matt Reeves is a filmmaker whose work often features dark, mature themes that encompass a serious and emotional atmosphere in a heightened reality. He is best known for directing the acclaimed films Cloverfield, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and War for the Planet of the Apes, the latter of which he co-wrote.

When Ben Affleck stepped down from directing and starring duties on the film The Batman for DC Studios, Reeves was brought in to replace him, and rewrote the entire script with Peter Craig and Mattson Tomlin. Reeves created a film set in its own world as opposed to the DC Extended Universe, recast Affleck with Robert Pattinson, and focused on the detective aspect of the character as opposed to the action aspect. Bringing back some of his collaborators from the Apes films such as producer Dylan Clark, composer Michael Giacchino, and actor Andy Serkis and creating a noir detective thriller instead of an action film, Reeves' work on the film made The Batman a financial and critical success.

Reeves is currently at work writing The Batman - Part II with Tomlin, while also producing the upcoming animated series Batman: Caped Crusader and the upcoming The Batman spin-off series The Penguin.


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